awâsis - kinky and dishevelled (FNCR 2022)

Brick BooksSKU: 9781771315487

Author:
Louise Bernice Halfe
Grade Levels:
Adult Education, College, University
Nation:
Cree
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
104
Publisher:
Brick Books
Copyright Data:
2021

Price:
Sale price$20.00

Description

Opening with an introduction from Elder Maria Campbell, awâsis - kinky and dishevelled - is a force of Indigenous resurgence, resistance, and soul-healing laughter. Uncovering the painful facts wrought on her and her people's lives by colonialism, racism, religion, and residential schools, Louise walks us through further raw realities in this book questioning the still-powerful destructive forces of colonialism, despite Canada's official, hollow promises to make things better. In this book, awâsis showed up--a trickster, teacher, healer, wheeler-dealer, shapeshifter, woman, man, nuisance, inspiration. A Holy Fool with their fly open, speaking Cree, awâsis came to Louise out of the ancient stories of her people, her Elders, from community input (through tears and laughter), from her own full heart and her three-dimensional dreams. Following awâsis's lead, Louise has flipped her blanket over, revealing a joking, mischievous, unapologetic alter ego--right on time.

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